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    http://deadline.com/2016/10/joe-john...na-1201838446/
    https://twitter.com/DavidCoggeshall
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1548597/

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    Big congrats, David. I just listed it on the main site. Hope all goes well the project.
    Will
    Done Deal Pro
    www.donedealpro.com

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      Wow! Who knew Jianlin flew all the way over here just to say hi to you Major congrats!!!

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        Awesome, David. This is great. Way to go.

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          Originally posted by Done Deal Pro View Post
          Big congrats, David. I just listed it on the main site. Hope all goes well the project.
          Thanks! Really excited about this one. Qingdao is actually the facility where we're shooting, not who bought it - that was Lionsgate/Infinity/Wanda. These Chinese co-productions are a complete maze. Learning as I go.
          https://twitter.com/DavidCoggeshall
          http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1548597/

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            Back in 2012, I wrote this outrageously expensive spec, which is typically not a good idea. Went out to the town with DiBonaventura on board, but it didn't sell - people liked it, but it was too pricey and not based on any IP. Years passed, and it sat on the shelf. 8 months ago, Joe Johnston was given my script STAR ONE for his consideration. He passed but liked the writing, so we sent him Starfall. He came on board and we went back to DiBonaventura and asked if they wanted to give it another shot. They approached Infinity, a China based financier. They bought it then had me do a rewrite to incorporate Chinese elements. One of the three main characters became Chinese, for instance, and we show China's space program in a very positive light. Then it got rolling. Now I'm praying it keeps rolling until Feb when we start production over at Qingdao.
            https://twitter.com/DavidCoggeshall
            http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1548597/

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              Originally posted by ProfessorChomp View Post
              Thanks! Really excited about this one. Qingdao is actually the facility where we're shooting, not who bought it - that was Lionsgate/Infinity/Wanda. These Chinese co-productions are a complete maze. Learning as I go.
              You are most welcome. And thanks for the heads up. That's on me. I was reading all too quickly.

              I've updated. Should be good now. And yes, what a maze. The future of these co-productions should prove to be very interesting.
              Will
              Done Deal Pro
              www.donedealpro.com

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              • #8
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                So cool. And expensive. And even cooler in light of the fact you sold a low budget script earlier. Good for you.

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                  Man how cool is that? Excited for you.

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                  • #10
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                    Congrats

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                      Major congrats! Would you consider sharing the logline, by PM even? I'm all about sci-fi but it would be nice to know what kind of script could sell out there.

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                        Such great news! Congratulations and thanks for sharing, I've enjoyed watching folks move through the ranks here over time. All the years of hard work and nothing overnight! Keep us posted.

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                          Congratulations! What an exciting year for you. It's so nice to hear that an original high budget spec without an underlying IP can get made-- the key being getting it into the right hands.
                          Last edited by finalact4; 10-24-2016, 07:42 PM.
                          "Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist,- Pablo Picasso

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                            Originally posted by finalact4 View Post
                            Congratulations! What an exciting year for you. It's so nice to hear that an original high budget spec without an underlying IP can get made-- the key being geting it into the right hands.
                            congratulations and this exactly
                            I heard the starting gun


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                            • #15
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                              Niiice, David! This has definitely been your year!
                              "I love being a writer. What I can't stand is the paperwork.-- Peter De Vries

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